Mother Nature evolved dogs of all breeds as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in meats, with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Adult Small Breed with cage-free Cobb chicken and whole eggs from local prairie farms, wild-caught flounder from North Vancouver Island, and sun-ripened fruits & vegetables from the Okanagan Valley – all delivered fresh and preservative-free each day to nourish your dog completely.
Prepared from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning kitchens, ACANA is a delicious way to keep your little dog healthy, happy, and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
The ultimate food mimics the one that Mother Nature intended your dog to eat!
Loaded with 60% of chicken, fish, and eggs, ACANA matches your dog’s evolutionary adaptation to a meat and protein rich diet. ACANA‘s rich variety of fresh meats mirrors the diversity and freshness Nature intended.
ACANA Adult Small Breed is loaded with a full 20% of fruits and vegetables, including Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears, butternut squash and Burbank potatoes – all delivered fresh each day from our prairie farms and the sun-drenched Okanagan valley so they’re bursting with natural goodness to support your dog’s peak health and immunity.
Rich in protein and low in carbohydrates to match your dog’s natural diet, ACANA Adult Small Breed is free of high glycemic grains such as rice and corn.
Associated with obesity and diabetes, high glycemic grains break down quickly, causing a rapid and large rise in your dog’s blood sugar. That’s why low glycemic and hypoallergenic steel-cut oats are ACANA‘s only source of grain.
Locally grown, our steel-cut oats are digested slowly, causing blood sugar to rise less over a longer period of time, so your dog’s sensitivity to insulin is beneficially increased and fat storage is decreased.
We infused each morsel of ACANA Adult Small Breed with marine-source Omega 3 (DHA, EPA) from wild-caught New Brunswick herring to support immunity and luxuriant skin & hair coat – your little dog’s outer symbol of health and vitality.
Organic sea vegetables and botanicals including juniper berries, lavender flowers, sun-cured alfalfa and peppermint leaf enhance metabolism while nourishing and toning your little dog’s digestive tract.
ACANA Adult Small Breed features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, passed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our door fresh each day!
Chicken meal, steel-cut oats, deboned chicken, whole potato, peas, chicken fat, whole egg, deboned flounder, sun-cured alfalfa, chicken liver, herring oil, pea fiber, whole apples, whole pears, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender.
Vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the grey wolf – which means he’s evolved as a carnivore and adapted for a diet rich in meat, protein, and fat.
Based on this biological fact, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the diet Mother Nature would provide for your dog, ACANA is loaded with nourishing meat proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and high-glycemic grains.
|Crude protein (min.)||32%|
|Crude fat (min.)||19%|
|Crude fiber (max.)||4%|
|Calcium (min.)||1.7 %|
|Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio||1.5:1|
|Omega 3 (min.)||0.9%|
|Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio||2.8:1|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1400 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A||21 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||410 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||99 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||45 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||340 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||53 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||45 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.3 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||6.0 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||500 mg/kg|
|Juniper Berries||500 mg/kg|
|Angelica root||350 mg/kg|
|Marigold Flowers||350 mg/kg|
|Sweet fennel||350 mg/kg|
|Peppermint leaf||300 mg/kg|
ACANA mirrors the meat and protein concentrated diets that all dogs are evolved to eat, while reducing the carbohydrates and high-glycemic grains that cause blood sugar levels to rise and fluctuate.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolic Energy for ACANA Adult Small Breed is 3676 kcal/kg (441 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 31% of energy from protein, 43% from chicken and fish oils, and 26% from fruits, vegetables and steel-cut oats.
Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his breed, environment, age and activity.
That’s why we suggest using this chart as a starting point, and monitoring your dog’s weight and adjusting his rations as needed. We also recommend feeding him twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your dog as it takes time for his digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a 5-7 day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% ACANA.
He’ll love the change – we guarantee it!
|Weight of Dog||Active||Less Active|
|2 kg||4.4 lb||60 g||½ c||30 g||¼ c|
|5 kg||11 lb||90 g||¾ c||60 g||½ c|
|7 kg||15.4 lb||120 g||1 c||90 g||¾ c|
|10 kg||22 lb||160 g||1 ⅓ c||120 g||1 c|
† Use a standard 8 oz. measuring cup. Serve dry or lightly moistened. See your veterinarian regularly. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location.
ACANA Adult Small Breed is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.